Bunn Vs. Curtis Vs Fetco – Top Commercial Coffee Brewer Brands Compared

by Matt Gibson

The very first known coffee brewing devices were pots with flat bottoms for adequate heat absorption, and narrow pouring spouts which were designed to minimize the amount of coffee grounds escaping into your brew. Since these devices, the coffee industry has undergone multiple transformations, and modern coffee brewing machines are as futuristic as electric cars, cellular phones, and virtual reality. Today’s industrial coffee brewing systems are programmed using digital touch screens and brewing can be done by the push of a button on a cell phone app. 

The most cost efficient way to brew up lots of coffee is by using the drip brewing method. Modern industrial coffee brewing machines are available in many different sizes, and focus on brewing anywhere between one to twelve gallons of coffee at a time, never allowing it to overheat, and keeping it at a stable, and optimal serving temperature. For decades drip machines, especially Mr. Coffee brand drip machines dominated the market in the United States and an 8 to 12 cup drip machine was a commonplace appliance found in most coffee drinking households. 

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Is French Roast Dark?

coffee in a french cafe, probably french roast

QUESTION: Is French Roast dark? What does French Roast actually mean? It’s my favorite, and I don’t know how it translates to the light to dark spectrum. — Bobby M. 

ANSWER: French roasts aren’t necessarily from France, although that’s where the roasting technique came from. French roast is one of the roasting styles that falls into the “dark” part of the spectrum. 

In fact, a French roast is the darkest roast of all. Italian roast, or espresso roast, is lighter than French roast (but still considered a dark roast) and Vienna roast falls in between espresso roast and French roast. Coffee beans that have been French roasted are the color of dark chocolate.

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Does Folgers Make Flavored Coffee?

QUESTION: Does Folgers make flavored coffee? I love flavored coffees, but I’ve yet to try one from Folgers. — Bradley K. 

ANSWER: Yes, Folgers makes several flavored coffees for you to choose from. Between the ground coffees, K-Cup pods, and flavored cappuccino mixes, one of these flavored coffees from Folgers is bound to become a favorite. Keep reading to find out exactly what kinds of flavored coffee Folgers offers along with what reviewers are saying about Folgers flavored coffees.

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What Is Folgers Noir Coffee?

QUESTION: What is Folgers Noir Coffee? I’ve been seeing it at the grocery store, but I don’t know what it is. — Eileen T. 

ANSWER: Folgers Noir coffee is especially for coffee drinkers who love strong, dark coffee in their cups. All the Noir coffees are developed to be dark and smooth, and they all consist of 100 percent Arabica coffee beans.

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What’s the Strongest Coffee From Folgers

QUESTION: What is the strongest coffee from Folgers? I like their flavor, but I love the taste of strong coffee. — Harold B. 

ANSWER: First things first: Let’s talk about strong coffee versus dark coffee. The strength of your coffee is determined by the brewing process, while a strong, rich flavor comes from the depth of the roast.

Even the blondest roast can be brewed strong, and similarly, the darkest roast can be made with a weak taste. Coffee strength depends on the fineness or coarseness of the grind as well as the brewing time. To make a stronger cup of coffee, you can either grind your coffee finer or let it brew for longer. (If you are buying ground coffee, then you have no control over the grind size. But if you buy whole beans, you do.) On the other hand, if your coffee is too strong, you can either grind your coffee coarser or shorten the brewing time. Coffee that’s been brewed too strong can taste bitter and burned, while coffee that’s too weak can taste weak and watery.

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What Brand of Coffee Do Gas Stations Use?

QUESTION: What brand of coffee do gas stations use? I really like the coffee at my local QuikTrip. — Gabriel A. ANSWER: There’s no one size fits all answer to this question. Different gas station chains rely on different brands of coffee to help their customers get through the day. You can always ask the … Read more

Can You Tour a Kona Coffee Plantation?

QUESTION: Can you tour a Kona coffee plantation? My family will be in Hawaii this year, and I’d like to do a coffee tour while we’re there. — Howard K.

ANSWER: Yes, you can absolutely tour a Kona coffee plantation while you’re in Hawaii. With more than 650 coffee farms on the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa—many of which offer coffee tours to the public—choosing your coffee tour can be intimidating. That’s where we come in. We’ve prepared this list of recommended Kona coffee tours with some info about each one to help you make your selection. 

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